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Old 06-04-2006, 03:53 AM   #1
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I'm pretty bored, so I figured I'd post my really wierd idea.

You know how Plymouth Prowler'* have those small trailers, that look exactly like the rear of the Prowler?

Use an old junkyard Bonneville Body and make one for a Bonneville haha. Have it match the paint of the Bonneville pulling it.

I dont know, maybe throwing an idea out for somewone with a useless Bonneville lying in their yeard.
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hmm sounds a little tacky, but kinda cool at the same time
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that could be done so easy... i'll start looking for a rear half of a bonnie! thats a good idea!
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FYI....the NE crew has already thought about this....and some planning was taking shape
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FYI, I've already designed one. 2 years ago. I've already built one for another vehicle, and still own it, but wanted a lighter one for the Bonneville.

The new one will be lower than the first I built for my truck, and it'll use a Dodge Caravan axle, and the Dodge crosslace rims. The frame will be totally custom.

It'll be interesting to see how someone uses a Bonneville to make one considering there is no frame to use.

My trailer body will be entirely inside the fenders, but it'll have two seperate deck heights (platform removable) so it can be a double-decker sleeper in a pinch. It'll also have a small battery and two 12V lights, including a popup RV vent and removable top. I may or may not still do it.

Trailers can be built for rather cheap. Steel is not expensive, and if you have a welder, know how to use it, and can get the donor axle for cheap or free, you're well on the way.

The previous trailer I built on an RV trailer axle. Only that axle was used, and I rebuilt the bearings. It'* sprung for 3500 pounds, and is 5' by 8.5' in box dimension with 32" side rails. It has landing gear to stabilize the back so you can actually lower the landing gear and jack the tongue wheel until the axle is completely off the ground. Very stable, and makes it easy to change a tire. The tailgate doubled as a ramp (expanded steel), but I lost that a couple years back due to an inattentive GF that didn't latch it before borrowing it.
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FYI, I've already designed one. 2 years ago. I've already built one for another vehicle, and still own it, but wanted a lighter one for the Bonneville.

The new one will be lower than the first I built for my truck, and it'll use a Dodge Caravan axle, and the Dodge crosslace rims. The frame will be totally custom.

It'll be interesting to see how someone uses a Bonneville to make one considering there is no frame to use.

My trailer body will be entirely inside the fenders, but it'll have two seperate deck heights (platform removable) so it can be a double-decker sleeper in a pinch. It'll also have a small battery and two 12V lights, including a popup RV vent and removable top. I may or may not still do it.

Trailers can be built for rather cheap. Steel is not expensive, and if you have a welder, know how to use it, and can get the donor axle for cheap or free, you're well on the way.

The previous trailer I built on an RV trailer axle. Only that axle was used, and I rebuilt the bearings. It'* sprung for 3500 pounds, and is 5' by 8.5' in box dimension with 32" side rails. It has landing gear to stabilize the back so you can actually lower the landing gear and jack the tongue wheel until the axle is completely off the ground. Very stable, and makes it easy to change a tire. The tailgate doubled as a ramp (expanded steel), but I lost that a couple years back due to an inattentive GF that didn't latch it before borrowing it.
did it have ram air vents???
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FYI....the NE crew has already thought about this....and some planning was taking shape

yup Randman and Jimmyfloyd had a plan to make one.
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I've seen it done with am early 90'* Thunderbird.
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